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In this podcast Joel and Antonia talk about the 8 cognitive functions as windows to see reality through.


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  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • July 26, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    That’s a great question. I would love to answer it as a 10 Minute Type Advice. Would you be willing to ask this question using our audio format? You can find it here:

    Thank you!


  • Kara Lewis
    • Kara Lewis
    • July 23, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    As an entp, I often found myself having Ne battles with my enfp dad. I was trying to find the “right patterns” and getting angry because I thought he thought he could Ne better than me. During family conflict I tried to be rather passive (though I didn’t do amazing at it) and tried not to blame others when I disagreed with them (knowing their types helped), and I would instead augment my perspective to try to see where they were coming from. This worked for a while and taught me a lot, but after a while I started feeling bitter that I couldn’t share my Ti with anyone. Whenever I would rebel and let my Ti out, it would cause problems. And the worst part is, I could have avoided those problems by just looking throughj another window like I would have done usually, but I was mad that I couldn’t just use my own window for once. How do you balance openness to other perspectives with the need to just be yourself sometimes? Thank


  • Jessica Houdart
    • Jessica Houdart
    • June 25, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    INTJ here—Joel’s metaphor of seeing through the cognitive functions as “dirty/thick/warped windows” really resonated with me, as did Antonia’s thought experiment re: the octagonal house with the 8 windows available to us.
    Would you consider digging deeper into these metaphors in a coming podcast? It would be interesting to explore how this might play out for each of the functions and/or each of the types.

  • Sue Sheldon
    • Sue Sheldon
    • June 3, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I am very struck by the depth of your knowlege on type – it is phenominal. Your use of metphors expands greatly the power of type. I am an INFP (via personality hacker) and certified to use the instrument. I am headed towards retirement and know that I will have more time to invest in my own self-discovery. I have not yet been able to discover the secondary functions etc. and I am very grateful at your acknowlegement of the non-judgement aspect of type because I often speak of preferecnes vs. this is the way you are. Thanks for the work you do and the contribution you maake to the world!!!

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